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Paradox and Platitude in Wittgenstein's Philosophy

David Pears

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199247707
eISBN:
9780191714481
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199247707.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This book is a concise and readable study of five intertwined themes at the heart of Wittgenstein's thought, written by one of his most eminent interpreters. It offers penetrating investigations and ... More


Mercenaries: The History of a Norm in International Relations

Sarah Percy

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199214334
eISBN:
9780191706608
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199214334.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The main aim of this book is to argue that the use of private force by states has been restricted by a norm against mercenary use. It traces the evolution of this norm, from mercenaries in medieval ... More


Self-Transformations: Foucault, Ethics, and Normalized Bodies

Cressida J. Heyes

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195310535
eISBN:
9780199871445
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195310535.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

This book argues that we live in an age of somatic subjects, whose authentic identity must be represented through the body. When a perceived mismatch between inner self and outer form occurs, ... More


Water Is Thicker than Blood: An Augustinian Theology of Marriage and Singleness

Jana Marguerite Bennett

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195315431
eISBN:
9780199872022
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195315431.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Marriage and singleness appear in the contemporary era as problems for scholars and laypeople alike. Several problems related to marriage and singleness include questions of gender roles, the nature ... More


Joined-Up Government

Vernon Bogdanor (ed.)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263334
eISBN:
9780191734564
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263334.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

Drawing together work presented at a conference held at the British Academy, this book provides a broad overview of one of the most significant aspects of modern government. Joined-up government is a ... More


Conclusion

Nils Jansen

in The Making of Legal Authority: Non-legislative Codifications in Historical and Comparative Perspective

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199588763
eISBN:
9780191723315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588763.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This concluding chapter argues that non-legislative codifications, such as the American Restatements, the Principles of European Contract Law, and the UNIDROIT Principles of International Commercial ... More


An Introduction to Auction Theory

Flavio M. Menezes and Paulo K. Monteiro

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780199275984
eISBN:
9780191602214
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019927598X.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This book presents an in-depth discussion of the auction theory. It introduces the concept of Bayesian Nash equilibrium and the idea of studying auctions as games. Private, common, and affiliated ... More


Private Sector Involvement and International Financial Crises: An Analytical Perspective

Michael Chui and Prasanna Gai

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199267750
eISBN:
9780191602504
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199267758.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This book offers an analytical perspective on the policy debate on the design and reform of the international financial architecture. It stresses the role played by coordination problems in the ... More


Two Jokes Explained

C. B. Martin

in The Mind in Nature

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199234103
eISBN:
9780191715570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199234103.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter begins with a discussion of the private world problem, and argues that with or without sensations, the spectre of the ‘private world’ arises equally, so sensations are not the problem if ... More


The Policing Web

Jean-Paul Brodeur

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199740598
eISBN:
9780199866083
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740598.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This book seeks to give a comprehensive theory of policing. To set out the background for such a theory, the diverse types of agencies involved in policing, the history of policing, and the ... More


The Aim Is Not Spending Per Se

Lane Kenworthy

in Progress for the Poor

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199591527
eISBN:
9780191731389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199591527.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

Government social transfers account for a much larger share of GDP in Sweden and Denmark than in the United States. But the U.S. government distributes more benefits in the form of tax breaks rather ... More


Game Theory and Economic Modelling

David M. Kreps

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198283812
eISBN:
9780191596568
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198283814.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

Beginning in the early to the mid‐1970s, non‐cooperative game theory became an important tool of economics. This book is based on a series of lectures given at Oxford, and comments on this use of ... More


The Public Law of Government Contracts

A.C.L. Davies

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199287390
eISBN:
9780191713484
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199287390.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Contract plays a vitally important role in the delivery of public services today. Both central and local government make extensive use of private firms to provide facilities, goods, and services. ... More


A Critique of Monetary Policy: Theory and British Experience

J. C. R. Dow and I. D. Saville

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198283195
eISBN:
9780191596186
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198283199.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

This book has been written to work on two levels. On the one hand, it provides a theory of monetary policy, focusing on the role of the central bank in determining and effecting policy. It also ... More


Dimensions of Economic Theory and Policy: Essays for Anjan Mukherji

Krishnendu Ghosh Dastidar, Hiranya Mukhopadhyay, and Uday Bhanu Sinha (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198073970
eISBN:
9780199081615
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198073970.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

Anjan Mukherji, arguably one of India's most distinguished economists, is known for his research on the stability of the Walrasian tatonnement, its relation to the weak axiom of revealed preference, ... More


After the Spring: Economic Transitions in the Arab World

Magdi Amin, Ragui Assaad, Nazar al-Baharna, Kemal Dervis, Raj M. Desai, Navtej S. Dhillon, Ahmed Galal, Hafez Ghanem, Carol Graham, and Daniel Kaufmann

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199924929
eISBN:
9780199949427
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199924929.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The Arab Spring constitutes perhaps the most far-reaching political and economic transition since the end of communism in Europe. For too long, the economic aspirations of the people in the region, ... More


Nation and Nurture in Seventeenth-Century English Literature

Rachel Trubowitz

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199604739
eISBN:
9780191741074
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199604739.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This book focuses on changing seventeenth-century English views of maternal nurture and the nation. The revaluation of maternal nursing goes hand-in-hand with the reformation of the nation, ... More


Introduction

Irit Mevorach

in Insolvency within Multinational Enterprise Groups

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199544721
eISBN:
9780191705564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199544721.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

This introductory chapter sets the scope and focus of this work. It explains that the book deals with multinational enterprise groups (MEGs) and the event of their financial distress, and it ... More


Increasing Returns and Efficiency

Martine Quinzii

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195065534
eISBN:
9780199855063
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195065534.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Increasing returns to scale is an area in economics that is becoming more important in the literature. The economic phenomenon of increasing returns presents serious conceptual difficulties for the ... More


Varieties of Protectors

Federico Varese

in The Russian Mafia: Private Protection in a New Market Economy

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198297369
eISBN:
9780191600272
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019829736X.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Russian Politics

Chapters 1 and 2 point to the fact that the demand for protection that accompanies the spread of market transactions is met by the Russian state only in part: a significant sector of the business ... More


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